Air quality is a common conversation topic at the moment in Hanoi and the source of a lot of angst too. Where can we get trustworthy and reliable information on the air we’re breathing in?
The US Embassy measures air quality at 19/21 Hai Bà Trưng in Hoan Kiem District. It updates reading every hour and uses the following table as a guide:
UNIS Hanoi measures air pollution from its campus in Ciputra and posts updates here: https://tso.unishanoi.org/aqi/
For a break-down of air pollutants, visit the German Embassy website: http://hanoiair.de/en_US/
We looked at several websites and apps that claim to map Hanoi’s air quality, like: http://www.fairnet.vn/ but the readings are very inconsistent and often don’t correspond with the readings from trusted stations like the US Embassy.